Samabeong Special Spring Black Tea

description

Hailing from one the highest organic estates in Darjeeling, this spring tea is full of smooth and fragrant flavors that one expects of classic high-grown teas.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Sweetness of dried fruit along with hints of wood and citrus.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The liquor starts out mellow and clean. With each sip, notes of citrus and tree fruit emerge and develop in the middle. The liquor is light-bodied, mellow and soft throughout.

COMPLEMENTS

Ideal on its own or with a light snack.

dry leaf

aroma

Toasty and nutty.

appearance

Mix of loosely rolled, greenish-black twisted leaves and spinach green flakes.

infusion

aroma

Cooked beans and citrus blossom.

appearance

Fully opened, whole, olive green leaves with coppery hues.

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

85-90 oF

3.5 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Apr 06, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Anytime
CAFFEINE
Low
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Clonal
SKU FFSACFB | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE EX-13
CERTIFICATIONS


10 Reviews

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Likes

  • High Quality 9
  • Smooth Body 6
  • Great Aroma 6
  • Freshness 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 3

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 2
  • No Flavor 2
  • Weak 1
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 6
  • Evening 3
  • Morning 3
  • Afternoon 2
  • Dessert Tea 0

Micah

Dec. 4, 2016

A good, light black tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

A simple tea that reminds me of a light Chinese black.

Chris

Dec. 1, 2016

Light black tea. Easy Drinking.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

Very light black tea with pleasant mild aroma and taste. Not a special tea, but easy drinking.

Chun Yan

Sept. 21, 2016

notes of wood

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

this is similar to chinese black tea. wood notes, abit siap (tannin-rich)

chuan

Sept. 4, 2016

A cup of tea that could enjoy everytime

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Evening.

I like darjeerling tea, especially the frist flush. This tea estate is the frist time I try . there is no doubt that it's the right choose when I drank it. The aroma a litter like the cape jasmine flower which bloom inJun in china. I prefer to enjoy it in the evening.

David

Aug. 17, 2016

Good, not great.

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Morning.

I would give this 3.5/5 if I could, but since I can't, I have to stick with 3/5. This is a good tea and I do really like the flavor, but the best way I can describe it is: standard. This is a very easy tea to like but a hard one to love. If you like black tea, you will like this tea. It's that simple I think. There wasn't too much to separate it from other black tea in my opinion. I still like it though and I will definitely be continuing to drink it!

Ingrid

July 28, 2016

Love it!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening.

Great taste, love it!

Alana

July 19, 2016

Very smooth

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning.

Dried leaves definetly smell like dried leaves, which I love. It is very smooth and soothing on the throat. I love this taste.

Kirsty Headlong

March 6, 2016

Fruity and light

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a lovely delicate tea. I found I needed to use a generous amount of leaves due to the big leaves and to brew for slightly longer than I normally do. Found it to be very fruity in a tropical way, with just a hint of astringency. A really beautiful cup of tea.

John

Sept. 12, 2015

Delicious and different

Likes : Freshness, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon, Evening.

This a delicious and refreshing tea provided you find its distinctive flavour characters appealing. Unlike most first flushes, citrus and dry tropical fruit notes predominate. There's no hint of the sweetness normally associated with Darjeelings, nor a lot of the herbal aromatics found in other first flushes. It brings to mind one of the more fragrant Chinese Phoenix oolongs, or even a very dry Sauvignon Blanc wine. I love it. It's beautifully made, and can be savoured over the full length of the palate. But you have to be receptive to what it offers.

Alex

June 22, 2015

An excellent first act!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

A great brew from a new estate, I definitely got the citrus undertones that developed into a slightly astringent finish (but it was nice!). A great job and really exciting to see what's next!

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